German Cine Film
In November 2018, Lomography revealed a new range of exclusively analogue black and white emulsions from German Cine Film – Lomography Kino films. Cut from old stocks of a cinematic emulsion produced by a legendary German company, these classic panchromatic films are an analogue piece of history itself. Globally praised for their quality and timeless beauty, Lomography has decided to extend the range to medium format photography. The new Lomography B&W 100 120 Potsdam Kino Film combines gorgeous antiquated aesthetics with the quality and professional capabilities of medium format photography. Probably especially useful in their medium format cameras, like the the LC-A.
The Medium Format Marvel You’ve Been Waiting For
Well, not everybody’s waiting. Don’t throw away your 5D just yet. However, just like the 35 mm Potsdam Kino, this evocative emulsion produces a wide range of different, yet equally gorgeous results when paired with various development techniques. Those developer formulas are available at the Lomography Potsdam Kino B&W Cookbook. With an ISO of 100, it’s the perfect option for bright environments and detailed tasks – moving easily from the field to the studio. Delivering less grain, more contrast, and a higher DMAX than Berlin Kino, Potsdam Kino renders scenes in an even broader range of moody monochrome tones. Lomography B&W Potsdam Kino Film will be exclusively available for pre-order on the Lomography site for a May delivery.
Ancient B&W German Cinema Revisited
If you wax nostalgic on the 30’s and 40’s German cinema, (Leni Riefenstahl), and would like to apply those long scale monotones to still photography, then Potsdam is just the ticket, cut from the original stock. Of course any medium format camera will do, but if you’re a “Lomography Purist”, or just putzing around with analogue, I guess you could use their LC-A 120 or Diana, new or used. Let’s get inspired!